Toulouse go up against Montpellier on Sunday for an exciting Ligue 1 meeting at Stade de la Mosson.
Ranked as number 11 in the Ligue 1 standings, Montpellier, have so far collected 37 points this season, while Toulouse collected 35 points. This puts them up as number 13 after 29 rounds.
Separated only by a narrow margin, a win for Toulouse in their upcoming Ligue 1 clash will see them swap positions with Montpellier. Thus, a highly competitive match surely awaits at Stade de la Mosson.
Montpellier scored an average of 1.7 goals in ten matches or a total of 17 while allowing eight goals against. This is an average of 0.8 goals against per match with five clean sheets along the way.
Toulouse hit the target 15 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.5 goals a game. They conceded 1.7 goals per match for a total of 17 goals, while claiming one clean sheet as well.
Montpellier were defeated by 4-2 in their last encounter with Toulouse, but did win the reverse match 3-0, though.
Montpellier vs Toulouse Prediction
In their last three matches, Montpellier won 0-1 and 2-1 against first AC Ajaccio then Clermont Foot, before drawing 1-1 against Marseille. Montpellier claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored 12 and conceded eight goals.
In their last three matches, Toulouse lost against Lille and Brest by 0-2 and 3-1, respectively, and beat Annecy FC by 1-2. Toulouse won three of a possible six away matches in the Ligue 1, as well as playing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They scored 11 while also conceding nine times.
Having considered the match from different angles, be it form, strength in squad and match history, Montpellier get our vote here. They should have enough to see them through a most likely tricky opponent in Toulouse.
Montpellier have a record of 11 wins, four draws and 14 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Toulouse have a record of ten wins, five draws and 14 defeats in the Ligue 1.
Montpellier vs Toulouse Stats
- Montpellier have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- Montpellier have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Montpellier home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Montpellier have not lost the last 7 matches in a row
- In 9 of the last 11 Montpellier matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 11 Toulouse away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Toulouse have conceded in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- Toulouse have conceded in 10 of the last 11 matches
- Toulouse have scored in 11 of the last 13 away matches
- In the last 3 Toulouse matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Montpellier vs Toulouse Squads
Michel Der Zakarian will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Toulouse from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season):
Benjamin Lecomte (0/10), Bingourou Kamara (0/5), Dimitry Bertaud (0/0), Matis Carvalho (0/2), Christopher Jullien (0/23), Enzo Tchato (1/19), Faitout Maouassa (3/25), Falaye Sacko (0/26), Issiaga Sylla (0/25), Kiki Kouyate (0/9), Mamadou Sakho (1/12), Maxime Esteve (0/19), Pedro Mendes (0/0), Ryan Tchato (0/0), Teo Allix (0/0), Theo Sainte-Luce (1/5), Thibault Tamas (0/0), Jordan Ferri (0/25), Joris Chotard (0/26), Khalil Fayad (0/20), Leo Leroy (0/19), Teji Savanier (10/24), Arnaud Nordin (5/27), Axel Gueguin (0/2), Beni Makouana (0/8), Elye Wahi (12/25), Serigne Faye (0/1), Stephy Mavididi (2/17), Valere Germain (2/26), Wahbi Khazri (4/21), Yanis Guermouche (0/0).
Below is the full team squad of Toulouse. The manager Debeve will pick his starting XI against Montpellier from these players:
Kjetil Haug (0/0), Maxime Dupe (0/29), Thomas Himeur (0/0), Anthony Rouault (2/29), Christian Mawissa (0/2), Gabriel Suazo (0/10), Kevin Keben (0/10), Logan Costa (0/2), Mikkel Desler (1/21), Moussa Diarra (0/20), Oliver Zanden (0/5), Rasmus Nicolaisen (0/28), Waren Kamanzi (0/4), Branco van den Boomen (5/28), Brecht Dejaeghere (4/24), Denis Genreau (0/13), Fares Chaibi (4/27), Stijn Spierings (2/29), Theocharis Tsingaras (0/0), Vincent Sierro (0/6), Ado Onaiwu (2/26), Rafael Ratao (5/23), Rhys Healey (1/3), Said Hamulic (0/4), Thijs Dallinga (11/28), Veljko Birmancevic (0/20), Zakaria Aboukhlal (6/29).
Montpellier vs Toulouse Team News
Montpellier might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Toulouse.
Pedro Mendes, Theo Sainte-Luce and Dimitry Bertaud are all absent from the Montpellier squad that faces Toulouse at Stade de la Mosson.
Toulouse have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Montpellier on Sunday.
Names like Denis Genreau, Mikkel Desler and Rhys Healey most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Montpellier.
Montpellier vs Toulouse Lineups
Montpellier vs Toulouse H2H
Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Montpellier played against Toulouse. It finished 4-2 in a great Ligue 1 match between the pair. Both teams aim for the throat, when taking on each other as only one of their last ten matches finished all square. Montpellier came out on top in five games, whereas Toulouse ran away with three points four times. Picking the home win gets you odds at 21/20 with the bookies, whereas the best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 5/2.
Montpellier vs Toulouse Results
Both teams found the back of the net four times in the last ten matches between Montpellier and Toulouse.
Montpellier vs Toulouse Betting Tips
Elye Wahi look like value in the goal scoring market with four strikes to his name in six Ligue 1 matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Thijs Dallinga adds to his three Ligue 1 goals come this coming Sunday.
Montpellier claimed all three points four times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Toulouse won five of their last 10 games away, while drawing zero and losing five in this series of matches. In their previous 10 away matches, Toulouse claimed two wins to nil.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet five times in the past ten encounters between Montpellier and Toulouse, with the latter scoring one goal on average in these. Montpellier managed an average of 1.5 goals as both teams scored four times in this run. Montpellier saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in seven of the last ten matches that Toulouse played across all tournaments. They scored 1.9 times on average in the process.